COL FB: Tennessee 31, Air Force 30

Sept. 9, 2006 at 11:19 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Erik Ainge threw three TD passes and 17th-ranked Tennessee denied Air Force a two-point conversion try with 1:35 remaining in a 31-30 victory Saturday.

Ainge completed 24-of-29 passes for 333 yards. Robert Meachem caught eight passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns for Tennessee (2-0), and Jayson Swain added six catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Shaun Carney completed 7-of-9 passes for 127 yards and rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown for Air Force (0-1). Ryan Williams ran for 98 yards and two scores -- both in the final three minutes -- in the loss for the Falcons.

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